Epitomising No Sin But Spotted on the Face

“Epitomising no sin but spotted on the face” crossword clue. 8 letters on NewsMail Australia newspaper and Daily Mercury on May 8, 2017.

The answer is IMPETIGO.

Impetigo is a bacterial infection that involves the superficial skin. The most common presentation is yellowish crusts on the face, arms, or legs. Less commonly there may be large blisters which affect the groin or armpits. The lesions may be painful or itchy. Fever is uncommon.

It is typically due to either Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes.Risk factors include attending daycare, crowding, poor nutrition, diabetes, contact sports, and breaks in the skin such as from mosquito bites, eczema, scabies or herpes. With contact it can spread around or between people. Diagnosis is typically based on the symptoms.

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